A Sulgrave farmer is to play a major role in one of the Midlands’ biggest one-day agricultural shows.
The Kenilworth Show returns to the show grounds opposite Stoneleigh Park on Saturday, June 7, and Richard Fonge, newly-elected president of organiser Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society (KADAS), is determined the show will be another great success in its 70th year.
He explained: “From the moment the gates closed to the show last year a lot of hard work has been going on behind the scenes to prepare for June 7 and put on a great day out for our loyal band of supporters and newcomers to the show.
“We’ve lined up a fantastic mix of entertainment and once again will be adding new features to the event just like we did last year with the introduction of the new countryside area.”
Mr Fonge has played an active role in the running of the Kenilworth Show for the past 27 years, during which time he has enjoyed stints as chairman of KADAS and was also the first show director.
He was farm manager at Hurst Farm in Kenilworth for some 25 years before retiring to his farming roots in Sulgrave and was recently elected as KADAS president.
For more information on the show log on to www.kenilworthshow.co.uk. For KADAS membership enquiries call 01788 833910.